One of the unique things about Maastricht as a city is that you can go from the city centre to the rolling hills of the countryside in no time. If you didn’t know better, you’d think you’ve left the Netherlands behind.
You'll feel like you've crossed the border, but you're not quite there yet. Maastricht has a very central location in the Euregio and shares a border with Belgium. But you don't really feel it until you see how the city, and the countryside around it, is layered with a unique mix of foreign influences.
After being closed for a long time, the decision was made on 5 October 2017 to reopen the ENCI quarry to the public. Visitors who want to enjoy nature are welcome again from that moment on. Combine your visit to the ENCI quarry with a lovely walk along St. Pietersberg hill. From Luikerweg, you can climb the hill and walk past Chalet Bergrust. If you fancy a longer walk, keep right at the top of the hill and go on a fantastic stroll to Kanne (Belgium). You can also take in the view over the ENCI quarry and even go to the lookout – complete with binoculars!View the quarry
If you are looking for a moment of peace, the rural district of Sint Pieter is the place to go for a relaxing walk in nature. A local tells their tale.Read the blog!
Maastricht is a city where old and new come together, with famous as well as many hidden places. Here is a list of our favourites. Discover which district is your favourite.
Better known as the historic centre of Maastricht, this shopping paradise is surrounded by the most beautiful squares: Onze Lieve Vrouweplein, Markt, and Vrijthof.Binnenstad
A warm welcome as you step off the train: the Wyck District. Local entrepreneurs, fine dining, and the best views of the Meuse. The bridges separate Wyck from the city centre.Wyck
Here you can soak up Maastricht's French vibes. This special part of the city centre is named after the tranquil Jeker river that flows through it.Jekerkwartier
The cutting-edge area of Maastricht, this district is an architectural gem, with a vast square, city library, and fine coffee shops.Céramique
A place of innovation and regeneration, this district is in full bloom and is far from finished flowering. Backdropped by the historic city harbour and home to the Sphinxpassage, an ode to its rich past.Sphinxkwartier
A chic area of Maastricht: exclusive clothes shops, hidden places, and romantic squares such as Op de Thermen.Stokstraatkwartier